“A Young Virgin”


"I am a young virgin just come on board...." The prosperous, available girl is courted by various suitors. Merchant, doctor, apothecary, etc. offer their skills to gain her hand; she rejects each. She gives her love to a sailor.


This really, really reminds me of "My Thing Is My Own." I don't think there is kinship, but I suspect a common inspiration. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 100-102, "A Young Virgin" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2034
  3. BI, SWMS100


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1817 (Journal from the Herald)